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Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission Certifies List for Appointment to the Circuit Court

January 25, 2024
CONTACT: Travis Mydock, B.C.S., [email protected]
Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission
TELEPHONE: 904-864-3002

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Seventh Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission interviewed 19 applicants for the purpose of selecting and submitting a list of highly qualified lawyers for appointment to the Circuit Court. This appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Raul Zambrano.

Following deliberations and thoughtful consideration of each applicant, the commission certifies to Gov. Ron DeSantis the following individuals for appointment (listed in alphabetical order according to their last name and without any preference):

  • Phillips, Ann
  • Pickens III, Robert
  • Simonsen, Michele
  • Thomas, Sarah
  • Urbanak, Andrew
  • Wainer III, David

The commission sincerely thanks all of those who participated in the nomination process. Input from the community by way of reference, recommendations, or general information about the applicants, is vital to the process.


Travis Mydock, B.C.S. (Chair)

Casey Arnold, Esq.

Andrew Morgan, Esq.

Raven Sword, Esq.

Terence White, Esq. (Co-Chair)

Kelly Parsons Kwiatek, Esq.

John Reid, B.C.S.

Erica Tesh White, Esq

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